Lanava, Thomas J.

Thomas J. Lanava, 80, Englewood, formerly of Millbury, Massachusetts died June 12, 2008.

Services will be a Memorial Mass at St. Raphael's Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m on Thursday, June 26, 2008. Lemon Bay Funeral Home Englewood Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; his step-son, Stephen (Eunice) Buck of Brookfield, Illinois; his brothers, Al Lanava and Joseph Lanava both of Worcester, Massachusetts; his sister, Anna Walsh of Worcester, Massachusetts and 2 grandchildren.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War.

He was a life member of the Englewood Elk's Lodge, life member of the Englewood V.F.W. Post, member of Englewood Moose Lodge and Knights of Columbus Council of St. Raphael's.

Donations may be made to TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Florida 34285.

Published in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette on 6/18/2008.

Photo below shows Lt Lanava and crew from Worcester Fire Headquarters 1975. Left to right rear. Lt. Thomas Lanava,Tim Jackson,Joe LeBlanc,Paul Ferraro,Paul Gage,Neil Donahue,Bill Tivnan,Chicky Notarangelo,Pat Browne,front row,Bob Miller, Joe Favulli,Frank Reno,and John Cronin.